Having an anxious dog can be tough, particularly if they are afraid of thunderstorms. After all, there are many things you can do to mitigate anxiety-inducing situations for your pups, but controlling the weather is one thing that you just can’t do. Luckily, though, if you have a dog that is afraid of thunderstorms, there are some steps you can take to help make storms more tolerable and less panic-inducing for your pets. Here are some helpful ways that you can help out your scared dog during a storm.
As I’ve gotten older and started traveling with Wynston more frequently, my love for exploring new places has grown immensely. There is something so incredibly freeing about hitting the road with my son and enjoying the journey. Some people wonder how I travel like I do because they know I’m a very tight budget. Like, very tight. But the fact is, I’ve learned how to travel on a budget. Traveling doesn’t have to mean staying at a 5-star resort for seven nights while getting butler service everyday. I mean, that would be lovely, but that’s not what I do. Now I want to share my secrets and tips on how to travel with your dog on a budget.
I’m personally not a fan of the word “resolutions.” I prefer “goals.” I think the word goals is more action based. Goals are plans with a deadline – plans that we can write down and work toward. I have many goals and plans for 2019, and if you haven’t set yours yet I’ve developed a list of New Year’s goals for you and your dog!
The latter half of 2018 just sucked. The year ended so poorly that I’m incredibly desperate for a fresh start. While I’ve been taking steps toward bettering my life for about a month now, I really want to ensure I’m setting myself up for success in this new year. In fall 2018 I experienced trauma, heartbreak, sadness, depression and loneliness – all feelings that will cause anyone to drift into a potential downward spiral. But I’m done. I’m ready for happiness. I’m ready to thrive again.
With all that being said, I was thinking about ONE word that I want to focus on for 2019. While “happiness” would make sense for me, I decided to choose “adventure.” Since turning 30 years old last year, I’ve been craving adventure. I want to travel more. I want to try new things. Take risks. Meet people. Grow as a person. I desire a sense of adventure, in every sense of the word. And I believe that with adventure will come happiness. That brings me to my 2019 goals and plans:
For the first time in my Christmas-loving life, I am relieved that the holiday is over. I’ve always been obsessed with everything revolving around Christmas. However, 2018 was such a crappy, difficult year, that at this point I’m just ready for 2019 to be here. During the holiday season this year I was on an extremely tight budget and often times I was feeling alone, two things that make Christmas very stressful for people. Although I was almost counting down the days until December 26th, I did end up having a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with very special people in my life. And of course, everything is okay when I have my son 🙂